Ongoing quality of life worldwide more than 360 million people suffer diabetes. The statistics shall cover hundreds of thousands of new cases every year. As a serious metabolic disorder, diabetes affects the everyday life of the persons concerned and calls for the transition to a new life style. Very, especially active people suffer the strong cuts in the usual rhythm of the day. Since it seems nearly incompatible with diabetes to operate ambitious endurance sports.
But exactly this is possible with competent support, in-depth knowledge of the disease and a perfectly coordinated training. Not only sporting ambitions may be further gone after, the course of the disease can be positively affected. Diabetes also for runners must not be an obstacle. Diabetics at the sport must ensure In regard to the treatment of their disease, especially endurance sports, suitable for diabetics that the cardio vascular system as well as the train, such as E.g. jogging, Nordic walking, hiking or cycling. During intense exercise is for diabetics medical care or Vorabkonsultierung with their specialist essential.
The individual diabetes therapy must be adapted to the type and intensity of the sport. With the requirements of the different types of diabetes are mellitus. The two most common and best known forms are diabetes type 1 (about 5 percent) and diabetes type 2 (95%). Diabetes type 1 as in type 1 diabetes, the pancreas produces no insulin, they must inject the hormone. Sporting activity, the muscles but consume more sugar so the sprayed amount can be sometimes too much. In contrast to healthy athletes, where now less insulin is secreted, decreases blood sugar levels in type 1 diabetics. Depending on blood sugar values, which are measured before, during and after the training, they must therefore inject less insulin, eating more carbohydrates, or both, to prevent hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). The accurate adjustment for the respective values should be previously agreed with the doctor.